(Closed) Tipping for hair and makeup on wedding day?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes, absolutely tip.

Post # 4
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I tipped my hair and makeup artist the full 20%. She only asked that I cover the parking fee at the hotel for her and her two assistants as the “travel fee.”  I think the travel fee shouldn’t take the place of the tip.  How far is she traveling to get to your venue?

Post # 6
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@sunshinebee:  unless the contract says something about a travel fee in lieu of gratuity, I’d tip on top of it. 

Post # 7
148 posts
Blushing bee

I thought that tipping is not necessary if you are hiring the person directly, in other words they are not an employee of someone for a job.  If the hair dresser is working on their own and quotes you $200  with say a $1 per mile travel fee, why would they also receive a tip?

If you have your hair done by the owner of a salon, it is not expected that you tip, only their employees.  Same with an independent photographer or muscician.  They quote you a price, you sign the contract and you pay them what they ask.  I only think the tip applies if the person you hire is being paid by an employer or if there is some circumstance that required them to go above and beyond. 

Post # 8
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Etiquette Snob here… lol

The recommended tipping rate is the SAME as if you went to the Salon… as they more than likely will charge you more in their priced services to cover the “coming to you” aspect

As always the rule of thumb is you don’t have to tip someone if they own the Business.

BUT that is discetionary… and depends on how you feel about the service provided and if it was poor, average, excellent… or EXCEPTIONAL.

Owners can be tipped for EXCEPTIONAL service.

Hope this helps,


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